Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission: Impossible 5’ Moved Forward to July 31

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Paramount is moving Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible 5” forward by five months, from Christmas to July 31, 2015.

Christopher McQuarrie directs from a script by Drew Pearce and Will Staples. Cruise produces along with J. J. Abrams, and David Ellison of Skydance Productions.

The move puts “Mission: Impossible 5” on the same weekend when “Guardians of the Galaxy” opened last year, ending up as the highest-grossing film of the summer. It also puts “Mission” three months ahead of the Nov. 6 launch of “Spectre,” the next James Bond movie.

Filming began last August in Vienna.

“Mission: Impossible 5” is the fourth title to land on the July 31 date following the Weinstein Co.’s Jake Gyllenhaal boxing drama “Southpaw,” Warner Bros.’ “Point Break” remake and Focus’ sci-fier “Selfless,” starring Ryan Reynolds.

“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” directed by Brad Bird, opened in December, 2011, and grossed nearly $700 million worldwide.

Paramount is also moving its animated “Monster Trucks” action project back from May 29 into the Christmas slot.

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  1. Kevin says:

    I knew that would happen since it was going to open two days after Star Wars. Anything opening head to head against Star Wars would be retarded.

  2. Movie_Fan says:

    Saw the pictures of them filming at a canal somewhere in London earlier today. Check out the Daily Mail website.
    What I’d like to know is there’s Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg but where is Jeremy Renner?? And Ving Rhames??

  3. antonio says:

    Sweet! I’m super excited!!!!!

  4. Sankar says:

    Thank you

  5. ha ha ha, toxic blow-back much?

    Cruise has only one chance of saving his career and that’s leaving his cult…. hope he grows a pair and does so!

  6. rondha says:

    Smart move. Prempts THE MAN FROM UNCLE and especially SPECTRE. I’m with harry, release the directors cut of MI2!

  7. harry georgatos says:

    Time to release the 3&1/2 hour R-rated directors cut of John Woo’s MI2!!!!!! The theatrical cut has such shocking editing in the shoot-outs at Biocyte pharmeuciticals that it seems it was edited with a meat cleaver!!!!!!! A whopping 90 minutes was taken out of the movie that would have delievered such a rollercoaster ride it would have cracked the $1,000,000,000 mark at the world wide box office!!!!! It’s time to release the directors cut some time this year with MI5 just around the corner.

  8. Polly Eurothane says:

    Well, considering they are shooting this film in my London neighbourhood right now… today, like just a few hours ago… I think they’d better hurry up.

    Also, Christopher McQuarrie did not impress me with Jack Reacher. It was such a lazy, pedestrian film, like something I’d expect to see on Cinemax back in the early-90s, on a Tuesday night. But with Tom Cruise and Werner Herzog.

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